Tag archives: Gene Sinser

Remembering Gene
By Richard Mineards   |   January 24, 2019

To Solvang for the memorial service for the late Gene Sinser, former board member of the Santa Barbara Symphony and ex director of the Montecito Fire District, who left us last month at the age of 85. The German Holocaust survivor, whose birth name was Gunther Zinser, was a longtime member of our rarefied enclave […]

The Great American Wall
By Montecito Journal   |   January 1, 2019

A wall is a symbol and embodiment of safety and stability, protection, and endurance. A wall is a boundary, safeguarding an important stronghold. That’s why in Russian and many other cultures women say about their husbands: “It feels with him like I am behind a solid rock wall,” which clearly implies that a woman feels […]

Rest in Peace
By Richard Mineards   |   December 13, 2018

On a personal note, I mark the passing of Gene Sinser, a former director of the Montecito Fire District, at the age of 86. Born and educated in Germany, coming to the U.S. in 1953, Gene and his wife, Patty DeDominic, moved to Solvang two years ago after nearly two decades in our rarefied enclave, […]